Perkins, Esq., 62, of 44 Town Farm Road, Ipswich, died Friday,
May 13, 2011, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers
following his long illness. He was the husband of the late
Rosalie F. (Camarra) Perkins.
Born July 29,
1948 in Newport, RI, he was son of the late Terrance F. and
Eleanor C. (Wallace) Perkins. Moving to Ipswich in 1954, he
entered the second grade in the old Winthrop School and
graduated from the Ipswich High School with the Class of 1966.
He received an Associates of Arts degree from Northern Essex
Community College in 1968, attended U.Mass., Amherst from 1968
to 1970 and completed his Bachelors Degree in Sociology in 1975
at U. Mass. Boston. He then went on to attend Suffolk Law School
from which he graduated in 1980, passing the Massachusetts and
Federal Bar exams and was admitted to the MA and Federal Bars.
As a high
school athlete, Tim competed in cross country and Dory racing,
and represented Ipswich for two years in the Fisherman's
Tournament Dory Racing Junior Division. He was also a member of
the undefeated High School Wrestling Team of 1965 and a member
of the 1966 Merrimac Valley Wrestling Team coached by Bob Burke.
From 1965 to 1970 he wrestled with the Lawrence YMCA Wrestling
Team, competing in many of the YMCA and AAU matches and
tournaments. In 1967 he was second place in National YMCA 191.5
wt. class Freestyle and second place in National YMCA
Heavyweight Class Greece Roman Style. While at U.Mass, Amherst
he competed with their Wrestling Team as well. In 1980 he
received his green belt in Shidokan Judo and his Brown Belt
Uechi Ryu Karate in 2009.
For many years
Tim served as an alternate and later a regular member of the
Ipswich Zoning Board of Appeals. For several years he was a
member of the Ipswich Planning Board and was designated the
Planning Board Member to the School Building Needs Committee for
the sizing of the present Middle and High School.
He was a Past
Board Member of the Ipswich Fish and Game Club and was a long
time sponsor of Ducks Unlimited. He served as the Vice Chair of
the Ipswich Republican Town Committee for many years while
assisting in the publishing the Republican Town Committee
Newsletter. He volunteered as Home Firearms Safety Instructor,
teaching people how to qualify for firearms licenses.
Tim is survived
by his loving son, Timothy W. Perkins of Ipswich; his loving
brothers, Terrance K. Perkins and his wife Yvonne of Chocoura,
NH and Tobin C. Perkins and his wife Leeanne of Ipswich; a
nephew; five nieces and his companion of one year Leslie Mulcahy
of Plaistow, NH.
service will be held Thursday, May 19, 10 am in the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed
by interment in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and
friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Wednesday
4 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name
may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice, 78 Liberty Street,
Danvers, MA 01923.